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VCkidsFYI: Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 29. Take Action!

VCkidsFYI

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10am to 2pm

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications. Check out the locations in Ventura County for opportunities to dispose of your unwanted medications, and keep your home safe. Talk about the risks of drug misuse, early and often.



Disposal Bin Locations

Call your local police department for safe, confidential drop-off bins.

> See the Rx Disposal Location Flyer

  • Camarillo Police Department, 3701 East Las Posas Road, Camarillo (805) 388-5100
  • East County Patrol Station, 2101 East Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks (805) 494-8260
  • Fillmore Police Department, 524 Sespe Avenue, Fillmore (805) 524-2233
  • Headquarters Patrol Station, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura (805) 654-2304
  • Moorpark Police Department, 610 Spring Road, Moorpark (805) 532-2700
  • Ojai Police Department, 402 South Ventura Street, Ojai (805) 646-1414
  • Port Hueneme Police Department, 250 North Ventura Road, Port Hueneme (805) 986-6530
  • Simi Valley Police Department, 3901 Alamo Street, Simi Valley (805) 583-6950


Parent Tips - Keeping our Homes Safe

SECURE. Get a medication lock box, safe or other secure storage to keep your medications safe from kids. It matters that you know where the drugs are, and that they are secure. Start out with doing an inventory of your current medications and getting rid of the old ones.

MONITOR. Keep a medication inventory log of prescriptions, amounts and expiration dates. Know when you get refills and count the pills regularly. Make sure to have a system for monitoring your child’s prescriptions too and how these are given out and monitored. Remember, kids get drugs primarily from friends and people they know, and they are easily shared.

DISPOSE. Find a drug disposal bin near you and schedule a regular time to dispose of unused and unwanted medications. Call your local police department for safe, confidential drop-off bins. Participate in your local Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Events.

TALK ABOUT IT. Start the conversation now about the risks of Rx drug abuse.

SHARE. Learn the basics about medicine abuse. Share your ideas with family, friends and your family doctors. Being an educated parent and providing an example to others can be inspiring.

Remember, making the discussion a routine part of your life can help create a safe place to talk about drugs. This is the first step.





Learn More

  • See the Rx Disposal Handout as a reminder on what to do to keep your family safe. Keep on your refrigerator to help remember the Rx disposal bin locations.


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If you're concerned about signs of drug use with your child, call (805) 981-9200 to talk with a professional at VCBH, Alcohol & Drug Programs, Youth Services, Monday through Friday, 8 AM - to 5 PM.
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